<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:15:02 -0800 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:15:02 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[LA Taxis May Get Apps as Ride-Shares Get LAX Nod]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:44:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/generic+traffic+taxi+vg.jpg
Riders will notice changes as a result of initiatives by the city of LA to "level the playing field" in the competition between traditional taxi cabs and upstart ride share companies.

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<![CDATA[Experts: WWIII Looks Like Sony Hack]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:03:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/N6P-SONY-KOREA-HACK-PKG---03282609.jpg
The term “cyber warfare” has been thrown around for years, with security experts wondering what the effects of a damaging cyber attack might look like. Now we know: a Hollywood studio left paralyzed, and...

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<![CDATA[New App to Detail Wait Times at Border]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:44:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/border+wait+times.jpg
The new app will give users wait time information at various points of entry.]]>
<![CDATA[Odd Google Searches That Trended in 2014]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:08:51 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/453920462.jpg
Google has released its 2014 list of its most common search requests. Many popular searches weren't surprising, like The World Cup international football competition, comedian Robin Williams, and the Disney...

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<![CDATA[Mobile App Helps Diagnose Ear Infections]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:01:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1209-2014-Cellscope.jpg
Need help checking for an infection? There's a tool and app for that. San Francisco based Cellscope created the “Oto” to help you get a remote diagnosis from a doctor fast.

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<![CDATA[Thousands Confess to "Criming While White"]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:31:06 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/USDprotest-1205.jpg
University of San Diego students marched Thursday in protest of recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri and New York concerning the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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<![CDATA[Police: iPhone Thief Takes Selfies, Uploads Them to Victim’s Cloud]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:10:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/stockton-selfie.jpg
Stockton police are looking for thief they say has been documenting his crime by taking selfies on a stolen iPhone.

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<![CDATA[Google Goes Big In LA, Gobbles Up 12 Acres In Playa Vista]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:10:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/453920462.jpg
Google buys 12 acres in Playa Vista for $120 million -- and is also going to lease the hangar of legendary reclusive aviator Howard Hughes.

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<![CDATA["Doorman" Keeps Online Orders Safe]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:42:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1125-2014-Doorman.jpg
A San Francisco start-up wants to make sure you never miss a package again, or have one stolen off your doorstep. Doorman delivers boxes and envelopes to your door, when you are home.

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<![CDATA[E-Cigarettes May Be Giving You Malware]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:03:13 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/E+Cigarette+486477989.jpg
Reports suggest the devices may be responsible for harming your computer when plugged in directly to a computer to charge.

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<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>
<![CDATA[7 Tech Trends for 2015]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:34:08 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP836878317132.jpg
Will 2015 be the year of wearable tech? The long-awaited Apple Watch will be making its debut in early 2015 and consumers will be able to get their hands on newly available 3D printers to make food and...

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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:18:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg
Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

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<![CDATA[Drivers Try to Trick Popular Traffic App Waze]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:51:06 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/11-20-14-waze-app.JPG
Westside Los Angeles residents are working to fool Waze — a popular traffic app — into believing the side streets are clogged, so that the app stops diverting traffic into their neighborhoods.

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<![CDATA[Canceling Apps Like Uber Not Easy]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:32:08 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/453253488.jpg
Online apps make it very easy to cancel while they store your credit card and other personal information.

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<![CDATA[FB Shuttle Drivers “Like” Union Bid]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:11:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley overwhelmingly gave the "thumbs up" to forming a union on Wednesday, after they had complained publicly for months about their low pay...

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<![CDATA[Get Ready to Send Messages to Other Cars]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:02:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/googlecar.jpg
Google wants developers to create apps for its new Android Auto, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Google "Trekkers" Maps Hiking Trail]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:23:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1118-2014-GoogleTrekker1.jpg
Google "trekkers" are helping you map out your next hiking trip and get a feel for being on the trail. The backpack-type trekker carries 15 cameras and records the hiker's every move with the same technology...

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<![CDATA[Uber Butts Heads With Journalists]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:40:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Uber-X-Generic.jpg
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday for one of his executive's suggestions that critics in the media should be subjected to a smear campaign -- however, another reporter said that she was warned by Uber...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:28:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Website Exploits Passwords to Get Peek Inside Private Lives]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:52:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/220*120/11-13-14_Surveillance-Hacking-Passwords.JPG
A new website has taken advantage of a weakness in many home security systems to take a peek inside people's private lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Pilot Apps Vulnerable to Hacking: Study]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:13:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/small+plane+generic1.jpg
Researchers: Common devices used by casual pilots could give hackers access to information pilot sees like location or airspace restriction.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Engineer Creates Algorithm for Happiness]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:12:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/172819785.jpg
Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan says he's created a three-point plan to happiness.

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<![CDATA[TED Talks in San Diego]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:28:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ted-Talks-San-Diego-Robot.jpg
You may have seen Ted Talks videos go viral but now the conference has popped up in San Diego. An independent version kicked off today showcasing local companies that may change the way you think about...]]>
<![CDATA[Local Companies Showcase New Technology at TEDxSanDiego]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 11:14:50 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ted+talk+robot.jpg
You may have seen TED Talk videos online, but on Saturday, an independent version of the conference arrived in San Diego. From personal robots to prosthetics, NBC 7’s Liberty Zabala shows us some of the...]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford Profs Test 'Quake Tech That Could Save Homes]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:24:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/Capture20.JPG
A Stanford engineering professor has developed a new technology that he thinks may earthquake-proof single-family homes.

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<![CDATA[Rocket Launch Aborted Over Boat Just Before Blast-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:59:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/15011952803_64c309615d_o.jpg
The planned launch of a rocket from a NASA launchpad in Virginia was aborted at the last minute Monday night, over a possible boat nearby in the launch area. But although the mission was aborted, skygazers...

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<![CDATA[Is Photo Math App Bad News for Teachers? ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:57:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/photo+math+app.JPG
An app called Photo Math boasts the ability to solve math problems with the click of a smartphone camera, prompting a new round of an old debate: how much should students use technology in the classroom? ]]>
<![CDATA[Patent for Smartphone Infrared Thermometer]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:14:01 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sick-flu-BC9098-002.jpg
Company gets second U.S. patent to augment any smartphone with an instant, non-contact infrared thermometer.

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<![CDATA[Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:47:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
A California based tech company has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers $1.21...

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<![CDATA[Court: Don't Tell Him You're Pregnant on Facebook ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:37:48 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/39weekpregnancy.jpg
An Oklahoma court ruled that Facebook alone isn't enough to notify a father that his biological child is being placed up for adoption.

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